Ground Floor: Perfumery, Stationery and Leather Goods

Photo by Jozsef Hocza on Unsplash In this episode of the podcast celebrating growing up as a child in 1970's Britain and the central part TV played in our lives then, we hark back to what it was like to go shopping in the 1970's. Shops only open during the day, half day closing and no online options. Our host remembers the difficult choice of what sweets to buy with his threepenny bit and asks whether the milkmen of the North West were involved in organised crime. We recall the great…

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All the Right Notes

Photo by Manuel Nägeli on Unsplash In this episode of the podcast celebrating growing up in the UK in the 1970's and the part television played in our childhood, we look at the power of music and how classic theme tunes can bring back great memories. One of our listeners, Mark from Wiltshire, who is a big noise in the music business, takes over the show and shares his personal 70's TV Childhood and the music that accompanied it.  After Morecambe and Wise perform with Andre Preview, we go back to Liverpool and The Onedin…

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Grow, Grow the Lightning Tree

Photo by Marco Secchi on Unsplash This episode deals with horses, which seemed to feature a great deal in 1970's TV schedules. From Champion the Wonder Horse and White Horses through to Follyfoot and Black Beauty are fondly remembered by our contributors. It seems that the one thing they all had in common was a fantastic theme tune. Our listener Carol also shares her memories of growing up in the West Highlands of Scotland and getting a taste for adventure from Robinson Crusoe, The Swiss Family Robinson and Lost in Space.Join in the conversation at tweet @70stvchildhood or email 

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